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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Cynthia Williams Obituary

  • Missionary Cynthia Williams beloved mother, loving wife, cherished grandmother and faithful friend entered into eternal rest Feb. 28, 2014 at her home surrounded by her husband, Clarence and friend Ida B Lacey.
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  • Missionary Cynthia Williams beloved mother, loving wife, cherished grandmother and faithful friend entered into eternal rest Feb. 28, 2014 at her home surrounded by her husband, Clarence and friend Ida B Lacey.
    She was born Nov. 7, 1936 in Rondo to Wade and Essie Mae Whitley. On Dec. 26, 1954 Cynthia married Nathan Lacey Jr. and to this union they were blessed with nine children. 
    Cynthia married Fred Marshall in 1977 and to this union they were blessed with a child and additional son was raised, the late Samuel Marshall.
    On May 1, 1992 Cynthia married Deacon Clarence Williams. They were blessed to share 21 wonderful years together.
    Missionary Cynthia was an active member of Watson Temple C.O.G.I.C for over 40 years. She served as church missionary, mother and secretary. Until her health failed her she worked at Helena Sportswear for a number of years as a seamstress. She enjoyed sewing and handcrafting gifts for herself, her children, and grandchildren, attending family gatherings, and traveling.
    Her parents, Wade and Essie Mae Whitley, her two sisters, Annie Mae Crowley and Essie Dean Byrd, and three brothers, Theodric, Charles and Jessie Whitley, precede Cynthia in death.
    Her life will be forever cherished by her husband, Clarence Williams; her children, Wilma (Michael) Watson of Ross City, Texas, Melvin Lacey of Little Rock, Theophus (Patricia) Lacey of Grand Prairie, Texas, Cleophus Lacey of Lancaster, Texas, Anita  (Dyral) Reed of Douglasville, Ga., Wade (Valerie) Lacey of Helena-West Helena, Arletha Blakely of Greenville, Texas, Bernard (Latanya) Lacey of Virginia Beach, Va., Marlon Lacey of Atlanta, Ga., Frederick Marshall of Little Rock; a brother, Walter (Doris) Whitley; nine sisters-in-laws, Willie McClinton, Frances Lovelady, Edna Roberts, Loretta Habersham, Betty (Robert) Wilson, Berdine Hoskins, Roberta Parnell, Clintene Moses, Mary (Eddie) Mitchell; two brothers-in-law, Elder Richard (Eleanor) Lacey and Willie C. Marshall; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services for Christine Williams will be held 11a.m Saturday, March 8 at the Twin City Church of Christ.  Elder Richard Lacey will officiate.  Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7at the Watson Temple C.O.G.I.C. Final viewing will be 10 to 11a.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Twin City Church of Christ. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. 
    Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com.
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